Tell Me I Was Dreaming

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"Tell Me I Was Dreaming"
Single by Travis Tritt
from the album Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof
Released April 3, 1995
Recorded 1994
Genre Country
Length 4:53 (single version); 6:28 (album version)
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Travis Tritt, Bruce Ray Brown
Producer(s) Gregg Brown
Travis Tritt singles chronology
"Between an Old Memory and Me"
(1995)
"Tell Me I Was Dreaming"
(1995)
"Sometimes She Forgets"
(1995)

"Tell Me I Was Dreaming" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Travis Tritt. It was released in April 1995 as the fourth and final single from his album Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof. It peaked at #2 in the United States, and #3 in Canada. The song was written by Tritt and Bruce Ray Brown.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the "big ballad combines an impassioned vocal performance with Gregg Brown's nifty production touches." She goes on to call the song "country through and through."[1]

Music video[edit]

The controversial music video was directed by Michael Merriman. It was filmed in Austin, Texas. It is the second video in Travis Tritt's trilogy of videos featuring him as Mac Singleton, a crippled U.S. Army veteran. The first video being the chart-topping "Anymore", and the third one being "If I Lost You". In this video, his wife Annie falls and hits her head on the docks while cleaning a boat. She dies, although the baby girl that she was carrying, survives. Mac names the baby after Annie.

Track Note[edit]

  • The nearly 6 and a half minute version is on the album itself. There is also an edit which appears on Tritt's first greatest hits collection (Greatest Hits: From The Beginning), which is under five minutes (4:52), being shorn of the jam at the end.

Chart positions[edit]

"Tell Me I Was Dreaming" debuted at number 73 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of April 15, 1995.

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 36
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, April 8, 1995
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 3, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "Travis Tritt Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Travis Tritt.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1995". RPM. December 18, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1995: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.